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Love your neighbourhood by taking part in the annual litter pick

Love your neighbourhood by taking part in the annual litter pick

07 March 2016
Photo of children collecting litter

Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March mark the ninth annual Wokingham Borough community litter pick, and Wokingham Borough Council is inviting all residents to pitch in and take part.

 

Litter picks will take place at different times and locations during the weekend including Swallowfield, Winnersh, Norreys and Wescott, Barkham, Charvil, Earley, Twyford, Woodley, Wokingham Town Centre, Wokingham Without, Evendons, Woosehill, Shinfield, Finchampstead, Hurst, Wargrave and Shinfield Rise.

 

The event - organised by Wokingham Borough Council alongside neighbourhood action groups, town and parish councils, resident and environmental groups -aims to make the borough a cleaner and brighter place to live and create a sense of community civic pride as well as raise awareness that litter is unacceptable.

 

Last year, more than 800 bags of rubbish from parks, beauty spots, community areas and village centres were collected. The rubbish varied from the usual drink cans, crisp packets and car tyres to the more unusual including a rocking horse, signed football, full wine bottles, a rubber dinghy, tractor seat, electric piano and a deep fat fryer.

 

Cllr Angus Ross, executive member for environment, said: "Our Wokingham Borough is a beautiful place but is too often spoilt by indiscriminate litter. This litter pick is a great chance for residents to make the borough a cleaner and brighter place to live and give the community a sense of civic pride as well as raise awareness that litter is unacceptable.

 

"Please join me if you can, as the Wokingham Borough will be a better, cleaner and nicer place with your involvement.  For the rest of the year I hope everyone will take their litter home!"

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